North Dorset District
|Death: ||Feb. 5, 1678|
The son of ROBERT WILTON of Beaminster, Dorset, England, he was baptized on May 1, 1608 in Beaminster. David came with his brother, Nicholas and sister, Joan Wilton to Dorchester on one of "The Winthrop Fleet" in 1630.
He was a "trader" and had an interest in the beaver trade in Massachusetts Bay and he was admitted to the Dorchester Church prior to 1633. Five acres in the meadow was granted to him and Lot #44.
The family had removed to Windsor by 1640 where he held nine parcels of land, five of which were granted to him, seven acres in the Great Meadow, fifteen acres in the Northwest Field, a homelot and several others purchaces of land. He was commissioned Ensign at Windsor on May 28, 1655.
He was deputy to the Connecticut Legislature 1646, 1650-1655; juror 1644, 45, 47, 48, 49, 50, 54, 57, 58; and on the War Committee for Windsor.
The family again removed from Windsor to Northampton by 1660 where he had land and a sawmill business until his death in 1677. He received a commission as Lieutenant of the Hampshire Troop by 1663.
The will of DAVID WILTON, dated Dec. 25, 1677, bequeathed to his grandson, (the oldest child of MARY & CAPT. SAMUEL MARSHALL) half of his property at Northampton and the other half by reversion after the death of his wife (Katherine) and his daughter (Mary). "if Mr. Joseph Hawley, who hath married LYDIA my grandchild & is now living in Northampton, see cause to settle there and build a house, I give him land" or else the land to go to Samuel Marshall(grandson). His wife, Katherine, was to receive the other half of the property at Northampton and the house in Windsor which belonged to SAMUEL MARSHALL (his son-in-law), deceased. He also gave 10 pounds to the College at Cambridge, 10 pounds to his widowed daughter, MARY MARSHALL; to his brother, Nicholas Wilton his best clothes; to his sister, Joan Wilton 1 pound; to the Church in Northampton his silver bowl; and the residue to my wife including a sawmill in Northampton. If his daughter Mary is to outlive her mother, she will receive her half of the property to pass on to her children.
From "The Great Migration Begins":
"I here note down concernng br. Lieutenant Wilton did remove from Windsor Church to go to Northampton to help further a Church there the beginning March 25 and now February ye 6, 1677, he was buried here in Windsor, he died the day before." Even though he died in Northampton, he was buried in Windsor."
Katherine Hoskins Hosmer
Mary Wilton Marshall (1632 - 1683)*
Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Jul 23, 2008
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